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Student Accommodation in Lincoln

The ability to seamlessly fuse old with new makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to live and study. 

We at Student.com can help you to seamlessly take care of the living aspect by providing high-quality student accommodation. We list over modern and affordable student properties in Lincoln.

Whether you’re a prospective or current, graduate, or undergraduate student, you can choose from one of our student flats or student lettings in Lincoln. We have a range of options from shared rooms to fully private studio properties.  

Due to our strict vetting process, all of our student housing options in Lincoln are from trusted landlords.

If you need further information, don’t hesitate to give us a call or talk to us via live chat. 

Get to know Lincoln

The county town of Lincolnshire is one of the world's great small cities. Lincoln is an old city with a long and fascinating history that blends the best of city, countryside, rich heritage and culture with modern living. 

From the spectacular Lincoln Cathedral to the buzzing Brayford waterfront, Lincoln’s winning combination of old and new offers a variety of attractions and activities to see and take part in. 

Rich Heritage

From Roman ruins to Norman gems and Tudor palaces to Victorian splendour, Lincoln is one of the world’s great historic cities. Exploring the town and discovering its medieval history and heritage aplenty will feel like stepping back in time. 

Lincoln Cathedral, one of the finest medieval landmarks in Europe, overlooks the city and the imposing Lincoln Castle is home to one of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta.

Lincoln is a cultural city

Lincoln has a rich and diverse culture. The town has a vibrant arts scene, with public art galleries and studios across the city, many of them in the cultural hub of the county. Several art galleries, museums, antique centres, and theatres can be found on the cobbled streets of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter.

It’s where the city comes to life particularly with its premier art gallery, The Usher Art Gallery that plays host to a huge collection of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year.


From sausages to plum bread, you’ll always enjoy a tasty treat in Lincoln. The regular farmers’ markets provide plenty of opportunities for students to sample the county’s tempting local food. Each December you can sample festive local produce at the famous Christmas Market. 

Student life in Lincoln

From its share of clubs, pubs, restaurants, and festivals, Lincoln is a small city but provides plenty of opportunities for students to have fun. 


Lincoln’s nightlife includes a whole range of buzzing pubs, bars, clubs, and restaurants. 

The Engine Shed, Lincoln’s largest live music and entertainment facility, offers a wide range of events from weekly club nights, live music and comedy shows. 

Also on the campus of the University of Lincoln is the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre that hosts comedy, dance, drama, and music performances. 

New Theatre Royal and Lincoln Drill Hall Theatre & Arts Centre showcase music, theatre, cinema, comedy, and more throughout the year. 

From aviation heritage to historic houses, the seaside towns of the coast, and numerous festivals that take place each year, Lincoln also boasts a variety of options for a good day out. 


The Asylum Steampunk Festival is the largest and longest-running steampunk festival in the world. Each August Bank Holiday weekend, the festival attracts thousands from around the globe who partake in the fashion parades, live music, comedy shows, and art exhibits. 

In July, the Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival hosts internationally renowned musicians and ensembles who perform in unique venues across Lincolnshire for a festival of chamber music.

The Lost Village Festival is another music festival that hosts comedians, artists, and experts. 

Lincoln Sausage Festival celebrates the famous Lincolnshire sausage and offers an array of food stalls for visitors to sample one of Lincolnshire’s famous exports, along with cooking demonstrations and live music. 

Explore the town and unwind

If you’re seeking to just relax and let your hair down after a long day of studying there are several options in Lincoln to catch some ‘me time.’ From peaceful gardens to beaches, to spa days to countryside strolls there are plenty of opportunities to take time out from the grind of schoolwork. 

Lincoln’s landscape is tailor-made for walking and cycling. Unwind on leisurely trails or take serious treks on an open countryside.  

The nearby coastline is home to some of the UK’s best seaside resorts and beaches that are perfect for kitesurfing, sandcastle building, or walking along the dunes.

Where to study in Lincoln

The city of Lincoln has two public universities (the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University) and Lincoln College. 

The University of Lincoln 

This public research university was founded in 1861 and obtained university status in 1992. It got its current name in 2001. More than 100 different nationalities are represented among the 16,000 total student population on the Brayford Pool campus. 

The TEF (Teaching Excellence Framework) Gold standard awardee (2017) has been described by the Independent as 'the best thing to happen to Lincoln since the Romans.'

The university is fast becoming one of the elites in the UK. The Times Good University Guide has described the university's progression as "the most dramatic transformation of a university in recent times." It’s ranked 43rd in the UK by The Times in the 2020 rankings.

It’s also popular amongst students for social life, ranking in the top 20 percent of UK universities according to a 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.   

Bishop Grosseteste University

Named after the 13th-century statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian, scientist, and Bishop of Lincoln Robert Grosseteste, RGU has around 2,300 full-time students enrolled in a variety of programmes and courses. 

Established as a teacher training college for the Diocese of Lincoln in 1862, it gained full university status in 2012. 

Frequently asked questions about student housing in Lincoln

How do I apply for a student flat on Student.com?

You can filter and compare student housing in Lincoln based on budget and preferences. Use the map tool to locate student properties close to your campus or in a particular area of the city. 

After selecting your favourite option, go to the property page and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then be in touch with you to take you through the next steps to sign the contract or to answer any further questions you might have.

What are the different types of student lettings you offer?

We currently offer two different types of student lettings in Lincoln.

Our Private Rooms offer a private bedroom and in some properties also a private bathroom. All additional facilities are shared. 

An Entire Place will give you a fully self-contained studio apartment where you will have a private bedroom, bathroom and a kitchenette for cooking your meals. Perfect if you like your peace and quiet and don’t want to share a living space with others!

Can you arrange a viewing for me?

If you want to see the property before booking it, our booking consultants will be happy to arrange a viewing for you.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, you’ll usually have to pay a deposit in order to secure your booking. Your booking consultant will give you more information about paying your deposit once you are ready to book.